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International Rectifier Opens State-of-the-Art Ultra-Thin Wafer Processing Facility in Singapore

International Rectifier, IR® (NYSE: IRF), a world leader in power management technology, today announced that the company has commenced initial production at its new state-of-the-art ultra-thin wafer processing facility in Singapore (IRSG).

Wafer thinning, metallization, testing and additional proprietary wafer level processing are undertaken at the new 60,000 square foot manufacturing site which receives processed wafers from IR’s internal fabs and foundry partners. The facility, which will employ approximately 135 people in the initial phase, will process a variety of products, including the company’s latest generation power MOSFETs and IGBTs.

“IRSG will help improve IR’s flexibility and production cycle time by providing advanced wafer processing for wafers manufactured internally or at our foundry partners. Furthermore, IRSG will allow IR to consolidate final wafer processing in close proximity to our major assembly locations,” stated IR’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Oleg Khaykin.

“As one of the top 5 companies in advanced power management technology globally, we are happy that IR has chosen to locate its latest wafer finishing facility in Singapore. IRSG is a welcome addition to Singapore’s power electronics industry, which continues to be a key growth area. Beyond being a trusted manufacturing location in Asia, IRSG will be able to tap on Singapore’s strong base of talent and reputable research institutes and for R&D collaboration opportunities,” said Terence Gan, Director for Electronics, Singapore’s Economic Development Board (EDB).

About International Rectifier

International Rectifier Corporation (NYSE:IRF) is a world leader in power management technology. IR’s analog, digital, and mixed signal ICs, and other advanced power management products, enable high performance computing and save energy in a wide variety of business and consumer applications. Leading manufacturers of computers, energy efficient appliances, lighting, automobiles, satellites, aircraft, and defense systems rely on IR’s power management solutions to power their next generation products. For more information, go to www.irf.com.

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IR® is a registered trademark of International Rectifier Corporation. All other product names noted herein may be trademarks of their respective holders.

Note: Statements made or implied in this release that are in the future tense or that are accompanied by words such as “will,” or variations of such words are “forward-looking” and involve risks and uncertainties that are not within International Rectifier's control. A fuller explanation of these risks and uncertainties is contained in International Rectifier’s periodic and other filings from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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